Introduction to Broadway Comedy Club

Broadway Comedy Club

Introduction to Broadway Comedy Club

Broadway Comedy Club

Broadway Comedy Club The name of Al Martin is synonymous with comedy in New York and is responsible for starting the careers of many great comedians who work today. Martin’s first company in the world of comedy clubs has existed since 1988, when he founded the original New York Comedy Club, with the goal of helping talented comedians. As an experienced comedian, Al was a national favorite with many television credits.

Al Martin’s has always been more than just a comedian. As a community activist of humor, he served as Vice President of the Professional Comedians Association and played a key role in the organization, which focused on health insurance and improving the working conditions of comics. Although playing was a love for Martin, he found his place as the owner of a comedy club. read more

Introduction to Greenwich Village Comedy Club

Greenwich Village Comedy Club

Greenwich Village Comedy Club – NYC Comedy Clubs Tickets

Introduction to Greenwich Village Comedy Club

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After the success of two NYC Comedy Clubs, Al Martins decided to expand its brand and in 2012 opened the Greenwich Village Comedy Club in the heart of Greenwich Village on MacDougal Street one block south of the Comedy Cellar. Martin once again took the risk by opening Greenwich Village Comedy, the only two-part entertainment complex with three showrooms in New York serving more than 600 comedy fans from around the world every night. In 2005, he co-directed the Boston Comedy Club with Barry Katz, executive producer of NBC Last Comic Standing, and gave Al Martin the right to be the first three comedy clubs in New York. read more

NYC Comedy Club Owner Al Martin Interview

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Written by Josh Rosen I September 16, 2015
al-martinNew York City is the mecca of stand-up comedy. If you want to be a successful comedian, the city offers endless opportunities to get on stage night after night. The clubs in the city are legendary, and all of the top comedians have performed at them. No one knows this better than Al Martin, owner and booker of Broadway Comedy Club and Greenwich Village Comedy Club, two of the best venues in the city. I had the honor to pick the brain of Mr. Martin to learn about the ins and outs of the club business, and how it works within such a vibrant community. read more

Sarah Silverman Apologizes to Al Martin

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By: James Lang

Sarah Silverman

Have you been able to keep up with the drama storm kicked up over Sarah Silverman’s video claiming she was the victim of the economic gender gap when she performed at Al Martin’s comedy club in New York City back in 2000? Well, it turns out that Sarah Silverman was wrong and dragged Al Martin through the mud unintentionally over an issue that both Sarah and Al agree on!

To give credit where credit is due, Sarah gets major props for admitting she was wrong and that her complaint against Al has nothing to do with the gender gap in America. Her apology, in her own words, is below: read more

Sarah Silverman vs. Al Martin: The Gender Gap

Sarah Silverman vs Al Martin

Sarah Silverman vs Al Martin

A major issue in the United States has been the statistical gap in pay between men and women for the same work. A recent study showed women in full-time positions were paid 78 cents on the dollar when compared to men working the same job. Has this trend made its way onto the stage at the venerable New York Comedy Club?

Sarah Silverman checked her witty, satirical attitude at the door and brought her grievances to Levo League’s YouTube channel. Levo League is an online community of professional women who offer guidance and support to other women looking to move their career forward. With “fighting the gender pay gap” as one of their focal points, it’s not surprising that they would look for a compelling, headline grabbing celebrity story to draw attention to the issue. read more

Al Martin Interview

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By Leo Goodman

Al Martin - Broadway Comedy Club

If you’re on this site then you already know New York has some pretty damn good comedy clubs.  What you might not know is that three of them are owned by one guy.

Over the past couple decades Al Martin has developed himself into a one-man comedy industry, with New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, and now Greenwich Village Comedy Club providing audiences with stand-up shows and more seven nights a week.  It’s even more than you realize, once you consider that Broadway Comedy Club itself has three different stages, each of them with shows every night.  Sitting in the comic’s lounge area just off the main room downstairs at Broadway, with the sounds an audience’s laughter just on the other side of the wall, the comedian-turned club owner talks about telling jokes, booking jokesters, and just how much comedy a city like New York can sustain. read more